Save 25% storewide at Bink Kids

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Jun 232014
 

Bink Kids

With only one week left of this financial year do your family budget a favour and shop the Bink Kids Winter Sale:

Save 25% storewide at Bink Kids and yes, this includes items already on sale! Simply enter the code ‘HIP25’ at checkout, offer ends June 25, 2014.

The Bink Kids Winter Sale is a fantastic opportunity to stock up on beautiful designer clothing from international labels like L’Asticot, Lilly and Sid, 4FunkyFlavours and more at great prices. If I were you I would make a beeline for Swedish brand Maxomorra, this funky range of organic children’s clothing is already very well priced and with the extra 25% off it is a real steal proving you can most certainly shop organic without breaking the bank.

Bink Kids

To stay up-to-date with with the latest Bink Kids news and special offers make sure you subscribe to the free Bink Kids newsletter, as a thank you for signing up you’ll receive a handy 10% discount code to use at your next visit.

To find out more about Bink Kids, to browse the range and to order online visit www.binkkids.com.au.

Win a pair of FitFlops

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Jun 222014
 

FitFlop

School drop off, school pick up, a visit to the shops, a doctor appointment, a stroll around the block with your baby, hanging up the washing, a quick walk to the mailbox; when you are a busy mum like me you are on your feet all day. Over the past year or so I realised that, as cute as they may be, those pretty pink thongs, sweet ballet flats and strappy sandals are not that great when it comes to support and cushioning and by wearing them I wasn’t doing my health a favour.

FitFlop Due BallerinaAs you have probably read I recently started packing for our upcoming European holiday and as we’re planning to do a lot of walking I feared I had no other option but to buy a pair of comfortable, but rather unattractive, sport shoes to get me through. Now I have nothing against a nice pair of trainers but I personally prefer to keep them for the gym or a run so when I spotted these classy ballerinas from FitFlop I knew they were made for me.

FitFlop DueAfter battling with sore feet for quite some time and even seeing a podiatrist I learnt my lesson: feet (even if hidden) are very important and it is worth investing in a proper pair of shoes. While I had heard of Fitflop before and seen their comfy take on the traditional flipflop I had no idea their range of ergonomically designed shoes included other styles too. Thanks to recent additions like shoes, boots, clogs and sandals FitFlop lovers can now enjoy that comfortable, luxurious FitFlop feeling whenever and wherever they want in a style that suits the occasion.

They say FitFlop offers a sport shoe feeling without the sport shoe look and I totally agree. The Due Leather Ballerina Shoes feel soft as slippers, comfortable like sport shoes and sturdy and supportive like walking shoes yet with the neutral, versatile look of a classic ballet flat (oh, and did I mention the small hidden heel for a bit of extra height?) They look fantastic with a pair of skinny jeans and a nice top and they can be worn with lots of different outfits so they’re a must for my suitcase.

A perfect comfy and casual Saturday outfit

A perfect comfy and casual Saturday outfit

Clearly I am not the only one who loves the look of these leather beauties, the first day I wore my new Fitflops I was even approached by a stranger at the supermarket who complimented me on my new shoes and wrote down the brand and style, does that make me a walking advertisement?

FitFlop Selfie

Do you want to experience the FitFlop feeling too? Right now FitFlop Australia is giving you the chance to win a new pair of FitFlops, simply take a snap of your feet in a pair of FitFlops (just pop into a FitFlop retailer if you don’t have any FitFlops yet) and share it on Facebook or Twitter. Stay up-to-date with the latest FitFlop news, promotions and join the #SUNDAYSHUV competition on the FitFlop Australia Facebook page.

To find out more about FitFlop, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.fitflop.com.au.

Jun 212014
 

Euca

When you have four young, and very messy, children, laundry takes up the majority of your household chores. Sorting, washing or soaking, hanging, drying, folding and tidying it all away, it is an endless cycle at our house and sometimes clothes don’t even make it back into the cupboard. We do at least one load of washing a day and when you go through laundry products as fast as we do you can’t help but wonder what exactly you are putting in your washing machine every time you add another scoop…

Research has shown that the majority of washing powder contains large amounts of fillers, petrochemical surfactants and synthetic perfumes, doing damage to your washing machine, your clothing and your (and your family’s) health. Euca wants to turn the powder white world of laundry products upside down and inform Aussie families about what’s really in their favourite detergent.

Euca Laundry LiquidEuca Lightning Products contain Australian eucalyptus oil, well known for its pleasant fragrance and excellent cleaning and anti bacterial qualities, and are 100% soluble. Free from synthetic perfumes, phosphates and enzymes and significantly lower in sodium Euca Laundry Liquid is safer and healthier for your family, better for your washing machine and the environment and ideal for grey water and septic systems. Being 100% concentrate and suitable for cold water you need less of it and use less energy too!

Euca Laundry PowderEuca Laundry Powder is by far the easiest laundry powder you’ll find in Australia. Whether you have a front loader or top loader, you want your laundry bright than bright, darker than dark or have got a mixed load, whether you wash hot or cold or need a grey water friendly option, Euca has got everyone and everything covered with one great laundry product. If you or your family members have sensitive skin or suffer from allergies all natural Euca Laundry Powder is perfect for you.

Depending on your washing machine (top or front loader) and your load (light, medium or heavy soiled) you can get up to 100 washes out of a 2kg pack ($11.95), making Euca a very economical choice for eco conscious families. Larger sizes and refill packages are available for even better value for money.

Euca Laundry SoakerAs most mums will know some stains do need a bit of extra attention, if you have one of these tricky spots to fight Euca Soaker is just what you need. You can add it to your normal load as brightening booster, use it to make up a powerful cleaning paste or create a pre-wash spray; one product, many uses. Unlike most other laundry brighteners it contains no harsh chlorine bleaches so you can get your dirty laundry clean without the nasty chemicals.

Next time you browse the laundry aisle in your local supermarket look further than the size of the box. Don’t pay for fillers, chemicals and other unnecessary ingredients, shop smart and safe with Euca.

To find out more about Euca, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.euca.com.au.

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Jun 202014
 

It’s been quite some time since Frozen first appeared in cinemas across Australia and even after six months it is still hugely popular with children (and adults) of all ages. From Frozen dress ups to Frozen dolls and from Frozen parties to Frozen stationery, lunch boxes and more, kids just love the Winter magic. You may not be able to take them on a trip to Arandelle but you can treat them to a Frozen experience much closer to home these school holidays:

Medibank Icehouse Family

From June 30 until July 13 Medibank Icehouse will be entertaining young Frozen fans with a range of exciting Frozen inspired activities that will have little eye sparkling with delight. Dress up as your favourite Frozen character, put on your ice skates and skate along to the Frozen soundtrack, join the Frozen Karaoke Contest and listen to a special performer singing live on the ice, join the Snowman Building competition and see if you can put Olaf together or win a copy of Frozen on DVD in one of the games, there is plenty of Frozen fun to be had for your little Anna, Elsa or Christof.

Medibank Icehouse Ice Hockey

And there is more, the Winter Skate Festival has got young and old, beginners and experts covered with a fun filled ice skating program. Take part in a free beginners lesson, learn how to skate backwards, try a spot of ice hockey or watch figure skaters perform and you can even explore the ice at night and enjoy the glow.

Medibank Icehouse Couple

Events are on at selected days and times, entry is for the whole day so you can join in multiple activities and make a fabulous day out of it. Entry fees are very family friendly with prices starting at $13 per child (including skate hire) and a family pass (2 adults and 2 children, including skate hire) for $80.

To find out more about Medibank Icehouse, to discover all the exciting programs on offer and to check opening times visit www.icehouse.com.au.

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Jun 192014
 

That's MY Story

Last year I introduced you to That’s MY Story, a colourful pack of story telling cards that encourages kids (and their parents) to use their imagination and make up their own adventures. After the success of the original That’s My Story cards Australian mother and creator Melissa got stuck into a brand new project to bring the excitement of story telling into your bathroom:

That's MY Story Bathtime

Turn the daily chore of bath time into a fun game with That’s MY Story Bathtime (RRP $18.95). The new Bathtime pack consists of 21 foam bath stickers and a practical mesh storage pack that simple sticks onto your bathroom wall with suction caps. The stickers are (obviously) waterproof, washable and reusable so you can use them day in day out.

That's MY Story Bathtime GreenThe foam bath stickers have different pictures, shapes and colours and each colour/shape represents a different category: Characters, Settings and Objects. So how do you play? Randomly choose one of each category and let your imagination do the rest, what will your story be today? There are so many combinations possible and you can keep building your adventure by adding new stickers to the story.

Featuring easily recognisable images like a police officer, a ball, a plane, a teacher, a rainbow, a present and lots more the That’s MY Story Bathtime stickers can be enjoyed by young children too. There are no reading skills required and even if your children are too young to create their own stories they can still use the bath time stickers to learn about colours and shapes.

To find out more about That’s MY Story, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.thatsmystory.com.au.

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Sales & Savings – Week 25

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Jun 182014
 

Bink KidsBink Kids
What? 25% off storewide Winter Sale (Including sale items)
How? Enter the code ‘HIP25’ at checkout
When? Until June 25, 2014
Where? www.binkkids.com.au

Rudy and the Dodo
What? 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘JUNE’ at checkout
When? Until June 30, 2014
Where? www.rudyandthedodo.com.au

Buckets and Spades
What? Up to 50% off Winter Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only
Where? www.bucketsandspades.com.au

Finlee and MeFinlee and Me
What? 15% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘FINLEEANDME’ at checkout
When? Until June 30, 2014
Where? www.finleeandme.com.au

Chic Mother & Baby
What? Closing Down Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only
Where? www.chicmotherandbaby.com.au

PyjamaramaPyjamarama
What? 30% off all Winter styles
How? Enter the code ‘WINTER14’ at checkout
When? Until June 18, 2014
Where? www.pyjamarama.com.au

Jun 172014
 

Penguin Australia

As you may have guessed our book shelves are filling up fast, there are just so many fantastic kids books out there! I regularly have to stop myself from buying yet another great title but as I have a real soft spot for rhyming books I will always make room for another one of those. Here’s our latest rhyming hit:

I Am Cow Hear Me Moo

They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence so in I Am Cow Hear Me Moo cow Nadine and her friends Annette and Starla decide to see for themselves what’s out there. Nadine loves telling her cow pals all about how brave she is and how she fears nothing, but now that they are venturing out of the farm gates she is not so sure. The woods look rather scary from up close but she keeps up her brave front…

I Am Cow Hear Me Moo 1

Not long and the excitement gets the better of her, there is so much to see and discover. Things to touch, thing to taste, things to climb and things to smell, Nadine is loving the forest. But of course all good things come to an end, when it’s time to head back to the farm Nadine finds herself lost and in the dark the woods are full of little frights.

I Am Cow Hear Me Moo 2

I Am Cow Hear Me Moo is written by talented author Jill Esbaum and features the most gorgeous illustrations by Gus Gordon. The story is full of humour and being a rhyme it is really fun to read (and great for kids to guess the end words of sentence). With 32 pages to explore there is lots to read and lots to see, it’s a fantastic bed time book. I especially love the use of some less common/more tricky words, it’s always good to add new words to your child’s vocabulary.

To find out more about I Am Cow Hear Me Moo (RRP $24.99) by Jill Esbaum, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.

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